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What Starts Here Starts With You

What starts at The University of Texas at Austin changes the world. Together, through one of the largest fundraising efforts in our state’s history, we will open doors to a first-class education, recruit top faculty, create healthier communities and solve global problems. Join us in changing the world.

Learn More About the Division

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is a national model for integrating diversity and community engagement into the core mission of a university. It works with a broad range of student, faculty, staff, and community constituents to help The University of Texas at Austin connect its intellectual resources to communities across Texas and offer education to those who may face the greatest challenges in accessing it. The Division focuses on four core pillars: inclusive campus, community engagement, K-12 education, and student success.

Giving Spotlight: The Project

Staff from the Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC)

Established in 1988, the Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) works to cultivate a supportive, inclusive campus for all members of the university community. Home to six student-run agencies, the MEC provides a wealth of advocacy and learning resources including leadership development opportunities, peer-facilitated social justice and education trainings and support services for student organizations and community outreach programs.

Your support will help provide funding for the MEC’s many resources and big events such as the time-honored Black Graduation, GraduAsian, Latinx Graduation celebrations.  Every gift, large or small, will go a long way in helping the MEC support and uplift our campus community for many years to come.

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Student Success Programs

The DDCE cultivates an inclusive campus culture that actively and intentionally engages diverse people, ideas, and perspectives to create a vibrant learning and working environment.

Black Graduate Student Association

Support to Black grad students via academic programming and professional development.

Darren Walker Scholars

Full-ride scholarship for students with financial need who demonstrate leadership and community involvement.

Diversity and Community Engagement Greatest Need

These funds will go to a DDCE program or initiative of greatest need

Fearless Leadership Institute

Advances Black and Latina students through academic, professional and personal development

Gateway Scholars

Student success program designed to facilitate students’ transition through college

Ge Chen Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship

Provides scholarships to undergraduate students to study abroad

Global Leadership and Social Impact

Gives students project-based academic internship w/ real-world work experience

Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males (HSCBM)

Promotes academic excellence among African American males

LCAE Student Emergency Fund

Emergency funds for students in LCAE

Longhorn Center for Academic Equity

Sets students up for success through academic, leadership and partnership initiatives

McNair Scholars Program

Seeks to increase the number of low-income/first gen students earning doctoral degrees

Monarch Student Program

A program providing advising, mentoring, and workshops to undocumented students.

Project MALES 10th Anniv Endowment

Advance equitable educational outcomes for men of color at UT Austin.

Project MALES

A multi-faceted research and mentoring initiative

Vice President's Fund for Excellence

Gifts from supporters committed to providing unrestricted annual gifts to DDCE

Women in STEM

Support precollege and university programs for women in STEM pathways and majors.